Bryce Harper Delivers First Home Run of Spring
Bryce Harper made his first start of the spring, and launched his first home run in the bottom of the first inning.
Harper took a 1-1 pitch from Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl and delivered a majestic blast out of BayCare Ballpark. Te ball was an opposite field blast, giving the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
Harper is making his spring debut, and hitting in the third spot in the Phillies order as the designated hitter.
The 28-year-old had a solid 2020 season hitting .268 with 13 homers, 33 RBI and eight steals in 58 games. Harper dealt with a back injury last year, but told reporters he feels "no pain" entering the 2021 season.
"At this point right now, I feel no pain," Harper told reporters back in Feb via Zoom. "I feel good, I feel strong, and I feel ready to go."
Harper looked strong and ready to go with that opposite field blast, and I expect another huge season fro the face of the Phillies franchise. You can expect to see Harper playing everyday in right field and hitting in the No. 3 spot in the Phillies order.
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